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July 3, 2017 10:43 am gmt |
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul on Monday (July 3). Bach who arrived in South Korea on June 29 to attend the closing ceremony of the World Taekwondo Championships was expected to discuss 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics ...
In Business
April 7, 2017 11:38 am gmt |
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Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin arrived at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office for questioning as a witness on Friday (April 7) in an investigation of an influence-peddling scandal that led to the dismissal and arrest of former president Park Geun-hye. The prosecutor’s office sa...
In Asia
October 12, 2015 12:00 pm gmt |
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 German President Joachim Gauck met South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul on today (Monday) to boost bilateral ties. Joachim Gauck arrived in South Korea on yesterday for a four days visit. The two leaders are expected to discuss ways to boost cooperation in a wide range of issues including ...
In Asia
August 15, 2015 4:04 am gmt |
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Japan and South Korea marked 70 years on Saturday since the end of WW2, when Japan’s surrender to the allies freed Korea from a 35 year occupation. Japan held a ceremony in Tokyo attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito, where a minute’s silence was observed. South Korea&...
In Asia
June 8, 2015 5:40 am gmt |
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A sixth person has died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, amid a sharp rise in infections. More than 23 people were confirmed to have contracted the disease on Sunday, bringing the total to 87, health officials say. It is the biggest outbreak of Mers outside th...
In Asia
May 20, 2015 4:10 am gmt |
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday (Wednesday) his plan to go to North Korea for a to visit to an industrial complex has been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the move “deeply regrettable”. “Early this morning, the Democratic PeopleR...
In Asia
May 19, 2015 5:11 am gmt |
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Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has pleaded not guilty in a brief hearing at the start of her trial on charges of negligence. She faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of dereliction of duty over her role in a controversial rice subsidy scheme. She told crowds outside the cour...
In Technology
May 8, 2015 7:52 am gmt |
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Google’s first campus for start-ups and entrepreneurs in Asia has opened in Seoul. Google on Friday cited South Korea’s flourishing start-up scene and pervasive smartphone use as the reasons for picking Seoul after opening similar sites in London and Tel Aviv. Located in Gangnam, Campus Seoul rents o...